Challenge to provincial impaired driving laws fails

The Court of Queen's Bench has ruled against a constitutional challenge to Alberta's Impaired Driving laws.

The challenge was against the province being able to indefinitely suspend a driver's licence, saying it's against Canada's charter rights.

At the core of the case was the question: "does the duration of an administrative licence suspension deprive a licencee of free will because it places undue pressure on a licencee to plead guilty."

That's arguably faster than having no license while waiting for your case to go to trial.

Criminal Defence Lawyer Shannon Prithipaul who was a witness in this case, told 630CHED's "At Night" there was little incentive for her former clients to prove their innocence.